wedding & elopement photography in santa cruz, california

photo by Diane Villadsen

oh hey!

I'm a fanatic of hiking in forests and mountains, telling myself I will be up at sunrise, and listening to nerdy podcasts (any other "You Made It Weird" fans out there?). I can't help but awkwardly dance a little at every wedding I photograph.  I tend to be an oversharer and I'm pretty sure I was a dorky dad in a past life. 

For me, photography is a means of connecting with other humans in a meaningful, impactful way.  I started out in the darkroom when I was 11 and went on to study art & photography in college. I photographed my first wedding in 2011 and fell in love with the meaningful work of helping couples make awesome memories. 

philosophy

I love to give folks a MEANINGFUL and FUN experience. Let's ditch the awkward posing and create something REAL.

As a kid I cried in front of cameras ALL THE TIME. Even during my high school senior portraits (yeppp......) So my mission as a photographer is to get people comfortable and RELAXED before taking a single photo.  I've got a special love for working with people who feel awkward and sweaty in front of the camera.  Let me help you break past that barrier so we can create real, honest images that you'll love!  

Featured in print and online: Glamour Magazine, NBC, People Magazine, Junebug Weddings, The Wedding Chicks, SF Gate, Le Magnifique Blog, LooksLikeFilm, Seattle Met Bride and Groom Magazine and more. 

Want to know more? Send me a message today to receive my wedding collection guide and to see if I'm available on your date!

2019 Wedding collections start at $3700 and Elopements start at $1250. Get in touch for more detailed information! I'm excited to hear from you!

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